Onkyo SBT-A500 Object-Based Network Surround Sound Bar System with Wireless Subwoofer

Model: SBT-A500 UPC: 889951000532 Item: 167892


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SBT-A500 Object-Based Network Surround Sound Bar System with Wireless Subwoofer


Raising the Bar on Home Theater

Prepare to experience the SBT-A500 Network Surround Sound Bar System with Wireless Subwoofer!


Multi-Driver Sound Bar System 

Pairs of drivers are featured on the left, right, and center channels, while separate woofers reproduce height effects. With a two-inch profile, the multi-driver system delivers powerful sound with a clear view of the screen. 

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Object-Based Audio

DTS:X and Dolby Atmos are not mere improvements to existing formats; they've revolutionized sound mixing. Free from the channel bed, sound comes from all directions, even above, with angled drivers bouncing effects off the ceiling and into the audience. No extra speakers or cables required; just authentic and immersive sound from all around.

Stream Anything with DTS Play-Fi

A free app for iOS and Android devices, DTS Play-Fi technology collects network audio (including streaming services, Internet Radio, and network files) into one interface for casting to any compatible speaker. DTS Play-Fi technology supports multi-room distribution and can cast different sources to different speakers simultaneously. Network audio is at your finger tips and ready for streaming with the Onkyo Controller app and selectable 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi for connection stability. Apple device users can also mirror audio from a wide range of apps over AirPlay, or just stream from your device using Bluetooth wireless technology.

Play Music via Chromecast Built-In, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and Bluetooth

Chromecast built-in, AirPlay, and dual-band 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi are also included for seamless app-based music streaming, while Spotify Connect lets subscribers stream direct from the Spotify application. Bluetooth connectivity completes a universal suite for wireless music streaming. Apple device users can also mirror audio from a wide range of apps over AirPlay, or just stream from your device using Bluetooth wireless technology.

Internet Radio and On-Demand Streaming

TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, and Pandora are baked into the GUI, which makes it super easy to select music using Onkyo Controller or the included remote. Spotify subscribers can also cast directly from Spotify app to sound bar.

Wide Choice of Listening Modes

A suite of advanced sound programs are on hand including new Surround Enhancer, a listening mode based on Dolby technology, which wraps sound around the audience by means of virtual rear speakers. DTS Neural:X, meanwhile, upmixes multichannel formats to 3D audio, while a variety of DSP programs tweak audio response to best suit music, movies, and games.

UltraHD / HDR Connectivity

The SBT-A500's HDMI specifications and HDCP 2.2 compatibility support the latest formats being released by Hollywood. The latest HDMI specs offer a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4:4:4 color space and 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution. The SBT-A500 enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, with BT.2020 support, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. The SBT-A500 also upscales 1080p video to stunning 4k UltraHD.

Supports FireConnect Multi-Room Audio

FireConnect mirrors any audio playing through your main entertainment system on wireless speakers placed around the home. Playback control across zones is via Onkyo Controller. 

Powerful Amps for Moving Sound

The receiver's slim form contains an efficient digital amplification system with independent power supply to deliver loads of clean power to the sound bar. The wireless sub has its own 50W amp for deep LFEs in movies and games.

Clean and Simple Connection

How does Onkyo send five audio channels to the sound bar without a tangle of wires? Simple: signals pass through a pin-type multichannel audio cable. Plug your players into the receiver, link to the TV with a single HDMI, and let simplified installation enhance sound with a cleaner look. 

Additional Features

Sound Bar System

  • # channels: 5
  • Power watts/ch (4 ohms 1kHz, 1 ch driven, FTC): 50W, 1.0% THD
  • Driver type: Acoustic suspension
  • Drivers
    • Front left/right: 70mm x 40mm cone woofer (x4)
    • Center: 70mm x 40mm cone woofer (x2)
    • Height: 58mm cone woofer (x2)
  • Slim, low-profile design
  • Single-cable speaker connection
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Decoder: Atmos, TrueHD, DD Plus
  • DTS: X
  • DTS Decoder: DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Discrete dialog control technology for DTS:X
  • DTS Neural:X Upmixing for standard multichannel audio formats
  • Multiple listening mode enhancement modes
  • CinemaFILTER audio mode
  • AccuEQ room calibration w/ AccuReflex
  • A/V sync function: -100 to +500ms in 5ms steps
  • HDMI in/out: 4/1
  • HDMI 4K/60Hz-capable HDMI terminals with HDR support
  • HDCP 2.2 copy-protection compatibility
  • HDMI support for High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • HDMI support for 3D, audio return channel, and CEC
  • HDMI support for BT.2020
  • HDMI support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
  • HDMI support for DVD-audio, SACD, multichannel PCM
  • 1080p to 4K upscaling
  • 4K passthrough
  • Digital audio in (OPT)
  • USB input (front)
  • Analog audio in
  • Subwoofer pre-out
  • 3.5mm headphone output
  • Apple AirPlay
  • Supports Onkyo controller app
  • Streaming audio from PC/Network
  • TIDAL high-fidelity music streaming
  • Pandora
  • Spotify Connect
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Deezer
  • DSD support: 2.1-channel 2.8MHz/5.6MHz multichannel 2.8MHz
  • Hi-res streaming audio formats
  • Steaming audio from USB memory
  • Wireless network: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 5Ghz/2.4Ghz
  • Bluetooth (built-in): Version 4.1 + LE
  • Ethernet control
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
  • Hybrid standby to reduce power consumption
  • Smart Grid ready
  • Auto speaker calibration w/ microphone: AccuEQ w/ AccuReflex
  • GUI out (Advanced HD)
  • Wall mountable

Wireless Subwoofer

  • Speaker type: Bass reflex, powered
  • Driver: 6 1/2" cone
  • Frequency response: 30Hz - 200kHz (direct)

  • Subwoofer level control



5-Channel Network Receiver

  • Power output (4Ω, 1kHz, 1% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC): 50W/channel (4Ω)
  • Input sensitivity and impedance: 200mV/47k-Ω (Line, Unbalanced)
  • Tone control
    • ±10dB, 90Hz (Bass)
    • ±10dB, 7.5kHz (Treble)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 80dB (Digital, IHF-A)
  • Tuning frequency range: FM 87.5MHz - 107.9MHz
  • FM preset memory: 40 stations
  • Power supply: AC 100-240V~, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 60W
  • Standby power consumption: 0.2W
  • Dimensions /w stand (W x H x D): 17 1/8" x 2 3/4" x 12 13/16"
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs.

Sound Bar

  • Speaker type: Acoustic suspension
  • Driver - front: 2 3/4" x 1 9/16" cone woofer x 4
  • Driver - center: 2 3/4" x 1 9/16" cone woofer x 2
  • Driver - height: 2 9/32" cone woofer x 2

Wireless Subwoofer

  • Speaker type: Bass reflex, powered
  • Rated power output (4Ω, 100Hz, 1% FTC): 50W
  • Driver: 6 1/2" cone
  • Frequency response: 30Hz - 200Hz
  • Power supply: AC 100 - 240V~, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 15W
  • Standby power consumption: 0.32W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 10 1/4" x 13 1/4" x 10 9/16"
  • Weight: 13.67 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • SBT-A500 Object-Based Network Surround Sound Bar System with Wireless Subwoofer
  • Remote control
  • AAA batteries
  • Speaker setup microphone
  • Indoor FM antenna
  • Sound bar connection cable
  • Power cord
  • Non-skid pads



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